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Jocko's Steak House

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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Ranked #2 of 37 restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

I have heard of Jocko's several times over the years and finally went. While the food is good, particularly the steak, the fries were rather soggy, and the restaurant itself looks shabby and gross. Everything is sticky with a sheen of old grease on it. Definitely take the food to go!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

1 of my first reviews however, I have traveled coast to coast in search of good food and quite simply put jocko's is at the top....

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Paso Robles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The main thing is they don't fix what ain't broke. Been the same for years. Never hear advertising on the radio but a full house all evening in the middle of the week. Get reservations. The only place where I have had a steak this good was The Cattlemen's in the stockyard in Oklahoma City!

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Calif
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you don't have reservations, you can expecct a long wait! This place is a hole in the wall-looks like an old elks club! But...WOW! I discovered it 30 years ago, and finally got my husband there. He wants to move closer so he can have it weekly! The prices is amainlgy low, for a enormous cut of meat. The... More

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Pahrump, Nevada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Reservations are a must. We were there on a Wednesday night and place was packed. The best Lamb Chops ever. 3 large with all the fixings for $21.00!! Hubby loves the large Spencer (rib eye). Everything is cooked to perfection. This is a must go to place when we are in town visiting family.

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Sylmar, Ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you are super hungry for good steaks, Jocko's is the place. Ordered the prime rib, had enough for three meals. I was impressed that the steak was tender for the size, since they had to make sure that it was cooked. I ordered it medium rare, and that is what I got, and it was great. I would advise... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were staying nearby for golf tournament in the area. Told this place has great steaks but the atmosphere is dumpy. It was a dump indeed. We walked over from our hotel. The host at the door said it would be a 2 to 3 hour wait. Forget it! It was crowded and loud. No meal is worth that long... More

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Do not come to Jocko's if you are looking for a quiet, romantic getaway. If you love steak, you will love Jocko's. Without looking at the menu, I order the small spencer. It is the thickest, most juicy piece of meat you'll ever see. It always comes home with me and I can easily get two more meals from it.... More

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yuma
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

we have been coming here over 30 yearts and we still love the place....the steaks are the best and the crab is excellent...can`t wait to come back....the secret to jockos is make reservations early.....as possible.....

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San Jose
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Party of 4. Told 15-20 minute wait. After 45 minutes we left after several couple who got there after us were seated. They could have put some tables together. Come on guys. Too bad.

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